Montréal's

Police

Home Find information Passing a cyclist

Passing a cyclist

This measure aims to protect cyclists, and especially establish guidelines for the distances to be respected. The manoeuvre is performed when a vehicle in movement passes one or several cyclists circulating on the extreme right of the road.

Road vehicle drivers passing a cyclist must make sure to do so safely, after reducing their speed and checking that they can keep a reasonable distance between their vehicle and the cyclist being passed.

According to the Highway Safety Code (HSC), a reasonable distance is 1 m on a road where the maximum authorized speed limit is 50 km/h, and 1.5 m on a road where the maximum authorized speed limit is more than 50 km/h. The HSC also allows drivers to cross a solid line for this purpose.

Drivers who fail to comply with this measure, in accordance with section 341 of the HSC, will be fined $200 (+ applicable fees) and 2 demerit points.


Ville de montréal